Elements of Ecology

Author: Thomas Michael Smith,Robert Leo Smith

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321559579

Category: Science

Page: 649

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This book is about the Nature of Ecology, the Climate, the Aquatic Environment, the Terrestrial Environment, Plant Adaptations to the Environment. And animal adaptations to the environment, factors influencing the structure of communities and ecosystem ecology. Including human ecology, population growth, resource use, sustainability and global climate change.
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Elephants and Kings

An Environmental History

Author: Thomas R. Trautmann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022626436X

Category: History

Page: 372

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Retreat and persistence of elephants -- Elephants and Indian kingship -- War elephants -- Structures of use: caturaga, vihana, vyha -- Elephant knowledge -- The spread of the war elephant -- North India, South India, Sri Lanka -- The Near East, North Africa, Europe -- Southeast Asia -- After the war elephant -- Drawing the balance, looking ahead
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Ecology of North America

Author: Brian R. Chapman,Eric G. Bolen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111897154X

Category: Science

Page: 352

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North America contains an incredibly diverse array of natural environments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animal life. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, form intricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve. This richly illustrated book introduces readers to this extraordinary array of natural communities and their subtle biological and geological interactions. Completely revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this successful text takes a qualitative, intuitive approach to the subject, beginning with an overview of essential ecological terms and concepts, such as competitive exclusion, taxa, niches, and succession. It then goes on to describe the major biomes and communities that characterize the rich biota of the continent, starting with the Tundra and continuing with Boreal Forest, Deciduous Forest, Grasslands, Deserts, Montane Forests, and Temperature Rain Forest, among others. Coastal environments, including the Laguna Madre, seagrasses, Chesapeake Bay, and barrier islands appear in a new chapter. Additionally, the book covers many unique features such as pitcher plant bogs, muskeg, the polar ice cap, the cloud forests of Mexico, and the LaBrea tar pits. “Infoboxes” have been added; these include biographies of historical figures who provided significant contributions to the development of ecology, unique circumstances such as frogs and insects that survive freezing, and conservation issues such as those concerning puffins and island foxes. Throughout the text, ecological concepts are worked into the text; these include biogeography, competitive exclusion, succession, soil formation, and the mechanics of natural selection. Ecology of North America 2e is an ideal first text for students interested in natural resources, environmental science, and biology, and it is a useful and attractive addition to the library of anyone interested in understanding and protecting the natural environment.
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Ecology

The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance

Author: Charles J. Krebs

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780065004106

Category: Aspect biologique - Biogéographie - Écologie - Population

Page: 801

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Now in its fourth edition, this text continues to present ecology as a series of problems for students to analyze critically. The author emphasizes the role of experiments in testing ecological ideas, discusses many contemporary, controversial problems, and explains all mathematical concepts of ecology and reinforces concepts with research references and chapter-ending review questions. This edition has been updated and reviewed by experts in the field to feature coverage of the emerging areas of behavioural and physiolgical ecology and a more in-depth discussion of population genetics, mutualism and succession. It also includes a new two-colour format, four-colour insert, and new features to aid learning.
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Multimedia: Making it Work, Seventh Edition

Author: Tay Vaughan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0072264519

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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Thoroughly Updated for the Latest Advances in Multimedia Learn the fundamental concepts and essential skills required for a successful career in multimedia from this bestselling guide. Multimedia: Making It Work, Seventh Edition shows you how to use text, images, sound, and video to deliver compelling messages and content in meaningful ways. You will learn to design, organize, and produce multimedia projects such as CD-ROMs, DVDs, and professional web sites. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, full-color illustrations and screenshots, self-quizzes, and hands-on projects. Inside this book, you will learn how to: Master the building blocks of multimedia, including text, images, audio, video, and animation Record, process, and edit digital audio Work with bitmap, vector, and 3-D images Create vivid computer animations Shoot and edit digital video Select the best hardware, software, and authoring tools for your needs Design dynamic Web content Determine the scope and cost of a multimedia project Acquire the appropriate content and best talent Prepare and deliver a professional multimedia project Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color illustrations Helpful notes, tips, and warnings Chapter summaries and key term lists End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects
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Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, Seventh Edition

Author: Thomas S. Bodenheimer,Kevin Grumbach

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259584763

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Understand how the healthcare system works – and how you can succeed in it A Doody's Core Title for 2017! The Seventh Edition of Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach remains the most trusted and comprehensive guide to healthcare available and provides everything you need to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues. This concise and engaging textbook clearly explains the all major aspects of healthcare, including finance, organization, and reimbursement. It will help you develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about health care in the United States, its problems, and the alternatives for managing and solving these problems. The book features a unique approach, using clinical vignettes to highlight key policy issues, clarify difficult concepts, and demonstrate how they apply to real-world situations, affecting both patients and professionals alike. Expert practitioners in both the public and private healthcare sectors, the authors cover the entire scope of our healthcare system. They carefully weave key principles, descriptions, and concrete examples into chapters that make important health policy issues interesting and understandable. Understanding Health Policy makes otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand—so you can make better decisions, improve outcomes, and enact positive change on a daily basis. The Seventh Edition features: Updated throughout to reflect the latest changes and events, including additional content on value-based care, Choosing Wisely®, etc. Expanded coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, including Accountable Care Organizations and their impact, and global issues in health policy End-of-chapter summaries and comprehensive lists of review questions to reinforce what you have learned Includes "Questions and Discussion Topics" for classroom or individual study
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